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Dr. Sorcinelli participates in conference in Beijing

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Development, and associate provost for Faculty Development, traveled to China July 13-15 to participate in a conference on “Theory, Practice and Implications: Professional and Organizational Development for Chinese Higher Education in the Global Context.”

Sorcinelli discussed a range of topics, including new faculty development, faculty career stages and establishing mutual mentoring networks among scholars.

Maloy and Edwards’ article in Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse addresses reading challenges in math problems

An article by Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, and Sharon A. Edwards, clinical faculty, both of the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Gordon Anderson, software engineer in the Department of Computer Science, has been published in the June 30 “Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse,” a web-based joint venture of the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English. (www.literacycoachingonline.org)

Sonia Nieto Receives Honorary Degree

Emerita Professor Sonia Nieto (Ed.D. 1979) received an Honorary Degree from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, at the college’s Commencement ceremony on May 14, 2009.

Shelley B. Wepner, Dean and Professor, Manhattanville College’s College of Education, said that in selecting a recipient of an honorary degree, the College “takes great pride in choosing individuals who exemplify the college's four core values of academic excellence, development of the whole student, creation of a nurturing campus, and a commitment to service.”

Dr. Sally Gallman's book published

“Self-Study Research Methodologies for Teacher Educators,” edited by Sally Galman, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Cynthia A.

COE, SPHHS faculty share $799k grant for training speech-language pathologists

Faculty in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the College of Education have been awarded a four-year, $796,809 Personnel Preparation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support speech-language pathology doctoral students focusing on special education.

Dr. Galman lectures on gender competencies in the classroom at Swedish conference

Sally Galman, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, will present in June a lecture at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, with her research partner, Renate Kosuch, professor of psychology at University of Cologne.

Dr. Hambleton named Inaugural Fellow of American Educational Research Association

Ronald K. Hambleton, Distinguished University Professor and professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was recently inducted as an Inaugural Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Hambleton is executive director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment which conducts research and provides training in the areas of psychometrics, research methods, and educational statistics to promote fair, useful, and efficient educational assessment practices.

Dr. Sireci chosen as AERA Fellow

Stephen G. Sireci, professor of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, is one of 44 scholars selected as fellows by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

The designation honors exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. AERA Fellows are known both nationally and internationally for their outstanding contributions to education research.

Drs. Rudman and Botelho Co-author Book

Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature: Mirrors, Windows and Doors by Dr. Maria José Botelho and Dr. Masha Kabakow Rudman, both of the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Language, Literacy and Culture concentration, has been published by Routledge.

Announcing The Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education

Emeritus Professor Richard “Dick” James Clark, Jr., died at home in Amherst, Mass., on August 10, 2009.

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